Aug 05 2008
Last weekend, the day I cut my finger, my husband and I went out on our first date in over a year. It gets to be difficult to go out when you have a little one, but this was a special event that we wanted to go to.
Each year in Fürth there is a Sommer Nachts Ball (Summer Night’s Ball) in the city park (photo gallery here). The park is roped off so you can only enter with a ticket, and attendees must be in suite and tie or tux (for guys) and a ball dress or cocktail dress (for ladies) – those who are not appropriately dressed are sent home to change. (I will update with pictures soon!)
There were 4 or 5 stages with live music of all different kinds, dance floors, a cocktail bar in the rose garden, catering, bbq (yeah…that was kind a weird..ball dresses and bbq…), beer, wine, fireworks…it was fabulous. Time went by so quickly that we could hardly believe it!
Not knowing how expensive the food at the ball would be, we decided to go and eat at a local sushi restaurant that we had never tried because it was a bit more pricey than the others we are familiar with. But, being a special occasion and being all dressed-up, we decided to go give it a try.
We were both thrilled by the sushi at Wasabi!! It was fabulous and they have many of their own creations that were fabulous! I am planning on going back for my birthday.
One of the rolls we tried was the New York Roll. It was sweet and savory and nutty all at the same time. We both loved it, so I decided to make it at home – it seemed easy enough…and it was!
Ingredients (per roll):
1/2-3/4 Cup cooked Sushi Rice (see recipe here)
some Salmon Carpaccio, cut into strips
1-2 slices of a sweet Apple, julienned
1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds, toasted
Roll according to these directions. BUT, do not sprinkle the sesame seeds on the rice ahead of time. Instead, once the roll is rolled together, rolls it in the toasted sesame seeds. This will allow you to get more sesame seed coverage.
Cut each roll into about 8 slices. Serve with wasabi paste and soy sauce for dipping. Make 2-3 rolls per adult for an entire meal.